Hashtag Trending – Google’s new tech-focused Toronto neighbourhood, voting app disrupting the government

Google is investing in a new tech-focused Toronto neighbourhood, Netflix ups its funding for original content, and a Colorado-based political candidate is disrupting the government with an app. From Twitter today, Google’s urban

Published on: October 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Mississauga builds up smart city credentials with new automated traffic system

MISSISSAUGA, ON - The Greater Toronto Area's largest suburb - or its traffic department, at least - is moving ahead in the digital transformation game. While its larger, more well-known neighbour organizes a

Published on: February 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Backstage with Toronto Mayor John Tory [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 7, 2016. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto’s technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: December 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Backstage with Gary Semplonius, VP of business mobility at Bell [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 3, 2015. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto's technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

IoT holds great promise for cities, but don’t spy on people

Today’s urban centres face myriad problems; strained and dated infrastructure (roads, sewers, and transportation, electrical and communication systems) are further taxed by the escalating demands placed upon them by ever-increasing populations. While cities

Published on: December 7th, 2015 Italia Corigliano

Traffic tracking specialist Miovision makes Deloitte’s Fast 50 list

Miovision, a company that helps cities use video feeds to track and manage traffic, is one of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies at the 32nd spot in Deloitte Technology’s latest “Fast 50” list. Miovision’s

Published on: November 12th, 2015 David Hamilton

Toronto ready to pass on the title of world’s most intelligent community

After holding the title of the world’s most intelligent community for the past year, Toronto is ready to hand the title over to a new city – and it may stay within Canada.

Published on: June 11th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

3 cities getting an economic boost from the tech sector

By Diana Zelikman, Fueled When it comes to the tech industry, a lot can be said about how well it boosts jobs and contributes to communities. But what about making a major difference

Published on: April 30th, 2014 Fueled

Toronto repeats on intelligent community shortlist alongside Winnipeg, Kingston

Toronto is on the shortlist for the Intelligent Community Forum's (ICF) top prize for the second year running, alongside two other Canadian cities giving Canada good odds in a list that totals seven

Published on: January 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Toronto one of world’s top 21 smart communities for 2014

Toronto has been named one of the world's 21 smartest communities for the second year in a row, thanks to its quest to grow its role in the broadband economy. On Monday, the

Published on: October 30th, 2013 Candice So

Three major themes to remember from Gartner Symposium 2013

I'm back home! It's been over 48 hours since I even saw a Gartner analyst, let alone hear them give a prediction or presentation. Often when I go to these types of conferences,

Published on: October 15th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Toronto misses out on Intelligent Community title to Taichung, Taiwan

Taichung City, Taiwan is the Intelligent Community of the Year as awarded by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), beating out Ontario communities Toronto and Stratford for the title. The announcement came on Friday

Published on: June 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Five things that make a smart city smart

We hear the term “smart city” a lot these days, and it can mean different things according to the context. But with the Technicity 2012 event coming up later this month in Toronto,

Published on: November 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Stratford: From Shakespeare to smart grids

Lush gardens and Victorian architecture, antique shops and artists' studios, Shakespeare and theatre – these are the familiar images that come to mind when Stratford is mentioned. But the southwestern Ontario municipality named

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Nestor Arellano